Gareth Ainsworth says the Chairboys’ recent run of form cannot be attributed to just one area of the team.Blues are on the road again on Saturday when they make the trip to Plymouth Argyle, but the Wanderers go into the game full of confidence and looking for a fourth successive win in all competitions.
“It’s not just about the unit, it’s about the units – the defence, the midfield, the attack,” Ainsworth said.
“All the different units come together as an 11 and the distances weren’t right in the first half (against Hartlepool), but were better in the second half.
“We changed it again and went 4-1-4-1 towards the end of the game to try and nullify Steve Howard, who came on and caused us a few problems.
“We’ve changed again and it’s paid off.”
Ainsworth’s men weren’t at their best in the first half against Hartlepool, but were much improved after the break and took home a deserved three points thanks to Max Kretzschmar’s brace.
However, despite seeing his side come under heavy pressure in the opening 45 minutes, Blues’ boss revealed that he refused to deliver the ‘hairdryer’ treatment at the break.
He said: “I’ve lost my rag in the past and it’s about what the situation warrants. Against Chesterfield at home last year I lost it at half-time because we were absolutely atrocious.
“The wind played a part (in the first half). If you’d said ‘wind against you, come in at half time 0-0 and we’ve taken an onslaught and defended resolutely’, we might have taken it at half-time.
“Richard Dobson and Lee Harrison play a huge part in what I am and they put that in my head as well and I was constructive with the players.
“Don’t get me wrong, there were a few heated words. I wasn’t nicey nicey, here’s a cup of tea, well done boys!
“I thought the reaction in the second half proved that we are a good squad. We’ve got strength in depth and we had players that didn’t make the trip – we’re looking good at the moment.”